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OverDrive Media Console for Macs (June 2011)

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    • 1. MP3 Audiobooks& Installing OverDrive Media Console on a Mac
    • 2. First Things First: Mac Version• You need a library card from your local library that participates in the NHDB Consortium. You might also need a library-specific prefix. Please check with your local librarian.• You need free software for your Mac.• You need a current version of iTunes.• Let’s get started!
    • 3. OverDrive Media Console • You must download and install the OverDrive Media Console for Macs on your computer before first attempting to download an audiobook.
    • 4. Find OMC SoftwareOr visit: http://www.overdrive.com/software/omc/
    • 5. Download OMC Software • Note the Mac System Requirements. • Click the “Download” button.
    • 6. Download and Run• Depending on your browser, software download and installation might vary.
    • 7. Installation• Using Safari to download the file...• The Installer finishes downloading...• The OverDrive Media Console Software is mounted and a new Finder window opens automatically.• The Installer begins to run...
    • 8. Installation• Read the license agreement.• Press “Continue.”
    • 9. Installation• Read and agree with the license.
    • 10. Installation• Keep the default location unless you have a specific reason to change it.• Click “Install.”
    • 11. Installation• You will need to know the username and password for your Mac to install software!
    • 12. Install Complete• Installation Complete.• Close.
    • 13. Update iTunes• At this time you may wish to check if iTunes is up to date. You will need a current version of iTunes to transfer the MP3 audiobook to your iPod.• Open iTunes >> From the iTunes menu >> Check for Updates.
    • 14. Visit the NHDB site at:http://nh.lib.overdrive.com
    • 15. Your NHDB Account• Always check with your local public library for additional information about logging into the service, as some libraries assign a prefix to the patron card number.
    • 16. Logging into NHDB• Log into the site with your library card number and perhaps a prefix.
    • 17. MP3 Audiobook Info• A majority of the audiobooks are in a Windows-compatible format that are not compatible with Macs.• Only MP3 audiobooks without Digital Rights Management are able to be downloaded to Macs.
    • 18. Finding MP3
    • 19. Find Available TitlesNo need to type in an author or title, just click “Submit” with the limiter selected.
    • 20. Checking Out• Add an available MP3 audiobook to your cart and proceed to checkout.
    • 21. Check again...• Make sure this audiobook is Mac-compatible.
    • 22. Agree to Terms
    • 23. Downloading the Book• Download the book.• (The link to download software will always be there -- even if you’ve already installed the OMC.)
    • 24. Open the Audiobook• Using Firefox, open the file with the OMC.• With Safari or Chrome, download the file and double- click to open with OMC.
    • 25. Downloading• Provided you have high- speed (DSL or cable) Internet access, download all of the parts.
    • 26. Download Progress• Look at the bottom of the OverDrive Media Console software screen to see the download progress.
    • 27. TransferRing to iPod• Highlight the audiobook you want to transfer to your iPod.• Click the “Transfer” button.
    • 28. Transferring• Connect your iPod.• Make sure iTunes is running and has recognized your iPod.• Press “Next.”
    • 29. transferring• Typically, you’ll want to transfer all of the parts of the audiobook.• Click “Next.”• The transfer will start automatically.
    • 30. Finding the MP3• The MP3 will be loaded directly to your device (not iTunes) under the Music file.
    • 31. iTunes & MP3s• After the transfer, consider making some changes to the audiobook files; following these steps will enable the resume playback feature.• Select the parts, go to the “File” menu >> “Get Info” >> Change the genre to Audiobook.• Or Control-Click for “right-click” options.
    • 32. Change Genre• First, change the genre...
    • 33. Change Options...• Change the settings under the “Options” tab.• Click “OK.”
    • 34. MP3 Moves...• The MP3 audiobook will now show up on your iPod under “Books.”
    • 35. More Help• More troubleshooting advice can be found through the “Help” link, your local librarian, or the official NHDB blog:• http://nhdbooks.blogspot.com

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